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    Woodrow Wilson's Second Term

    Professor Margaret MacMillan talked about President Woodrow Wilson’s second term from 1917 to 1921. Once the U.S. entered the first World War in 1917, the majority of President…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Union

    Professors Gary Gallagher and Peter Onuf talked about the tenets of federalism and the meaning behind the idea of a union of states from the perspective of President Thomas…

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    Clinton Administration Economic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration talked about his economic policies, including the federal budget surplus, health care reform, and welfare tax credits. The Clinton…

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    Clinton Adminstration Foreign Policy

    Former members of the Clinton administration talked about the president’s foreign policy strategy and achievements. They spoke about the president’s response to events in…

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    Clinton Administration Domestic Policy

    Former members of President Clinton’s administration joined Bowdoin College government professor Andrew Rudalevige to look back at the domestic policies of the Clinton White…

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    Military Role in Combating Terrorism

    Panelists talked about the role of military forces in combating terrorist organizations around the world. Topics included current threats from *ISIS, the legal basis for authorizing…

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    Book Discussion on The End of Greatness

    Aaron David Miller talked about his book, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President, in which he argues that American’s…

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    Global Health and Security Challenges

    Medical and defense analysts talked about health security challenges faced by government officials. Topics included the spread of the Ebola virus, health concerns related to warfare,…

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    George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

    Andy Card, Jeffrey Engel, and others talked about Mr. Engel’s book, When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War. They spoke about President…

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    National Historic Preservation Act

    W. Brown Morton III talked about the importance of the 1966 National Preservation Act, which established the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Morton assisted in the…

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    University of Virginia Law School Commencement Address

    Representative Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA) gave the commencement address to the 2014 University of Virginia Law School graduating class. He talked about equality, same-sex marriage, and…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was…

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars…

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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson

    Arkansas Tech University history professor Carey Roberts delivered a paper written by the University of South Carolina’s historian emeritus, Clyde Wilson. In the paper,…

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    Rethinking Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. In her book, she discusses the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Republicanism

    Donald Livingston talked about Thomas Jefferson and the practice of republican government. He spoke about the changes in the American application of republicanism and the modern status…

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    Andrew Jackson and Crisis Management

    Author H.W. Brands talks about President Andrew Jackson’s personal life, marriage, beliefs, temperament, path to office, and presidential crises. He also spoke about the crises…

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    States and Health Care Costs, Panel Discussion

    Policy experts talked about the findings of the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission report that states need to take a leadership role in controlling health care costs. The…

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    States and Health Care Costs, News Conference

    Co-chairs of the University of Virginia Miller Center’s bipartisan State Health Care Cost Containment Commission released a report, Cracking the Code on Health Care Costs. They…

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    Jefferson the Theist

    University of Virginia Religious Studies Professor William Wilson outlined the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson. Professor Wilson stated that the teachings of Jesus were important…

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